Spring/Summer Theatre 2019
Award-winning new writing from some of the most exciting playwrights on the scene today
What do you expect when you go to the circus?
The greatest show on earth?
The glitzy smiles, the glitter of sequins, the drum rolls as performers who seem super human effortlessly perform death-defying acts?
No Show joyously and heartbreakingly reveals what lies hidden beneath the showmanship. There will be desperate attempts and heroic failures, glorious achievements and bruised bodies and egos as the performers push themselves to their physical and mental limit. See behind the flawless smiles and perfect execution of the traditional circus performance to show the wobbles, the pain, and the real cost of aiming for perfection.
A show for anyone who has tried, failed and failed better.
Winner of a Herald Angel Award
Nominated for a Total Theatre award for Circus
'A clever contemporary circus piece that may change how you look at the genre.'
'An all-female company of circus artists play cleverly with the invocation of spectacle and its denial in the fascinating No Show.'
‘it is a generously funny, ultimately moving display of grit, determination and athletic prowess’
‘To see young women making the circus they want, on their own terms, is a wonderful thing’
‘Circus under deconstruction- informative, entertaining and enormously likeable’
'Funny, impressive and running headfirst into failure... positively cartwheels with charisma.'
'Incorporating subtle politics alongside genuine show-stopping stunts...this energetic ride leaves us satisfied, uplifted and with a new perspective of the pain that goes into perfection. If you’re seeking spectacle with subtext this is one show not to be missed.'
'Mixing the #MeToo with the big top...a clever and intimate show.'